The Nature and Nurture of Addiction

We often hear people describe certain things as being in their genes. While it’s true that our genes describe many of our attributes, it is rarely the case that something has a specific one. Usually traits are expressed by a combination of genes. This means we are unlikely to ever find a specific “addiction gene“.…

Opioids: From Start to Finish

You’ve seen Trainspotting, you’ve seen House, probably several other shows with painful withdrawals from heroin or prescription painkillers. But what’s the reality? What are opioids and what’s the big deal?   Origin Opioids are a type of drug that includes substances such as heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone among others. In America some opioids are illegal…

Withdrawal Symptoms of Oxycodone

Withdrawing from oxycodone—also called OxyContin, Roxicodone, or Percocet—is not easy. It can even be painful. However, there are many people eager to help and in some circumstances medication is available to ease the transition to clean living. But you do not have to go oxycodone through withdrawal alone. Properly-trained medical professionals and rehab specialists are…

Opioids and the Effects on Those Around You

It’s a common misconception that people who are addicted to substances are easy to spot. You see the stereotypes of dirty, disheveled people shivering in a alley corner, but in reality anyone could be addicted to a chemical substance. However, just because not everyone who takes drugs is of a single type, there are certain…

Why Broward County is Inundated with Opioid Addiction Treatment Cases

Although there has always been drug use and abuse within Broward County, you are much more likely these days to know someone who has been afflicted with or you have found yourself with an opioid addiction. Considering the national figures, though, it would likely be rarer these days if you are an adult who does…